Eileen Walsh

(Bass Clarinet)

Eileen Walsh has held the position of Second and Bass Clarinet with Symphony Nova Scotia since 2007. She appears regularly around the Maritimes in series including the Music Room Chamber Series, Inner Space Concerts, Scotia Festival of Music, Open Waters Festival, the Charlottetown Festival, Cecilia Concerts, Alkali Collective, and Under the Spire Music Festival.

Eileen has dedicated herself to premiering new works from many Canadian composers, including Carmen Braden, Jérôme Blais, Derek Charke, Cris Derksen, Emily Doolittle, and Dinuk Wijeratne. Eileen can be heard on recordings by Symphony Nova Scotia, Derek Charke/Acadia University, and Suzie LeBlanc.

Eileen earned her Master of Music degree and Performer Diploma from Indiana University, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia. She is on faculty at Acadia and Dalhousie Universities in Nova Scotia.

Other pursuits include performing on period instruments, teaching music theory, and dabbling in claymation.